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Glossary Results for Word "Parcels Van"

Parcels Van Normally NPCSExplain 'Non-Passenger Coaching Stock (NPCS)' rated, a vehicle designed specifically for the conveyance of railway or Post Office parcels, in some cases fitted with tables to enable the parcels to be sorted in transit. When such a van was used for sorting parcels, it was described in the marshalling circular as a “sorting van”. That these vans were regarded as available for general purposes is evident — some, for example in the Irish Mail, were described as “sorting van” in one direction and “parcel van” in the other.